Your red lidded garbage (landfill) bin is for the disposal all other waste materials that cannot be separated into the green or yellow bins. For most households the majority of this garbage waste will be soft plastics, wrappers and general refuse like broken crockery and hygiene products. If you have young children, their nappies should go in the red bin.

Larger Items including timber, concrete, furniture and metal cannot go in your red bin, please dispose at your nearest Transfer Station. For information on Transfer Station locations and opening times click here.

What goes in the garbage bin?   What doesn’t go in the garbage bin?
 Hard plastics (not recyclable containers)    Recyclable containers
 Polystyrene foam    Paper & cardboard
 Broken crockery and glass    Greenwaste and food waste
 Plastic wrapping    Cooking oils & fats
 Plastic bags    Liquid chemicals
 Nappies    Asbestos
 Waxed Cardboard    Electronic waste (Ewaste)
 Broken toys    Flammables
 Rope and string    Hot Ash
 Hygiene products    Batteries
 Washing Baskets    Timber


How Can I Reduce my Household Waste?

Here are a few tips to help you avoid waste:

  • Use reusable shopping bags or cardboard boxes at the supermarket, or if you only have a few things don’t use a bag at all.
  • Choose products with less packaging while shopping.
  • Put a ‘No Junk Mail’ sticker on your letterbox.
  • Receive bills and correspondence via email rather than by post.
  • Purchase rechargeable batteries.
  • Dilute strong household cleaners to make them last longer.
  • Plan meals to help reduce food waste.